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Spring Stampede VRC Tournament

VRC Middle School

Date
17-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-2592
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
30
Spots Open
3
Event Region
Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Early-Bird Registration Opens
4-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
6-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
12-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
5-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$80.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.

Elimination Matches

Number of elimination alliances (16-23 teams = 8 alliances in finals, 24-31 teams =12 alliances in finals, 32+ teams = 16 alliances in finals)

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Here is a link to the online consent form

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 Robot Inspection Checklist

  2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

  3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on robotevents.com

  4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.

    • Goggles/Safety Glasses

    • Spare parts & tools

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

  6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

  7. Prepare for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

  8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:
Concordia Junior/Senior High School
15656 Fort Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68116
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

7:00 a.m. venue open

7:30 - 8:30  registration 

8:00 - 9:30  Inspections

8:30 - 10:00  skills on 3 fields

9:00 - 2:00 team interviews (pits)

10:00 - 10:15 drivers & coaches meeting, opening ceremonies

10:15 - 2:00 Skills on 1 field (Skills will close at the end of qualifying or 2:30, whichever comes first)

10:15 - 12:00 qualifications matches

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch Break

12:45 - 3:45 qualificaiton matches

3:45 - 4:00 alliance Selection

4:10 - 5:15 Elimination Matches

5:30 awards ceremony

 

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Matt Mueller at [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, check the Event on Robot Events for further updates the night before the event date. In the event of cancellation, we will try to reschedule.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Money will be refunded minus the $5 for posting on Robotevents. In case of inclement weather, check the Event on Robot Events for further updates the night before the event date. In the event of cancellation, we will try to reschedule.

 

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: If a team withdraws within 4 weeks of the event, they can get a refund less the $5 for Robotevents. Anytime within 4 weeks of the event will not be refunded.

 

Webcast

You can watch a live stream of the qualification and elimination matches here: 

https://youtube.com/live/9Jgv5MwSeC4?feature=share

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.